Skip to comments.EBay refuses benefit auction for Roeder
Posted on 10/28/2009 6:58:16 PM PDT by GL of Sector 2814
An eBay auction planned by abortion opponents to raise money for the man accused of killing Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller will not be permitted, company officials said Tuesday.
Based on the details we know about the anticipated listings, we believe these would violate our policy regarding offensive material, the company said in a statement to The Kansas City Star. EBay will not permit the items in question to be posted to the eBay site, and they will be removed if they are posted.
The announcement came the same day that Tillers family implored eBay to prevent the auction.
These materials contain hate messages, glorify violence against abortion doctors who provide constitutionally protected medical services, and instruct on means of violence, including bombing, of abortion clinics, said Lee Thompson, an attorney for the Tiller family, in a letter sent to eBay on Tuesday and approved by Tillers widow, Jeanne Tiller.
We urge you to deny access to the resources of eBay for this reprehensible and vile auction.
The auction was intended to raise money for the defense of Scott Roeder, who is charged with first-degree murder in Tillers death and is scheduled to go on trial in January. Currently, Roeder is being represented by public defenders.
Roeders supporters are encouraging him to use a necessity defense, saying that Tillers killing on May 31 was an act of justifiable homicide. Other anti-abortion activists charged with violent crimes have tried to use such a defense, but with little success.
Those working on the fundraiser said banning the auction was a violation of their rights.
Theyre not only chilling the First Amendment of the Constitution, theyre raping the whole Constitution, said Regina Dinwiddie, a Kansas City abortion opponent and friend of Roeder.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
From my experience, few of these folks have even read the Constitution.
Why would anyone hold a benefit auction for a murderer? Although I’m anti-abortion, I won’t support murder in the name of anti-abortion.
Yet the cop killer can sell his crap there:
Is EBay the next GeoCities?
Cop Killers OK, Baby killer killers not OK?
It should also be noted that Ebay allows auctions for the book, “The Anarchist Cookbook”. A bit hypocritical, that...
Ebay porn...meh, no big deal. While I’ll grant you that an underage person can see lots of naked people by going there, this is also the case with the entire internet. It’s simply part of modern life, and will be for the forseeable future.
Can’t be any worse than a “Free Mumia” fund.
They should re-purpose the auction to the legal defense of people, unnamed, accused of crimes related to any effort to eliminate abortion. E.g., create an Anti-Abortion Legal Defense Fund.
the problem I have is that you can not pay for legal firearms with paypal but you can buy porn? Whats up with that and I have no problem with of age people looking at porn I use to back when I was much younger then it just become the old in and out.
I’m with you.
Either Ms. Dinwiddle is a moron, or I missed the eBay clause in the Constitution.
As for the availability of pornography, I'm afraid it's simply part of life now. I recall seeing a scene on tv in which the father wants to give "The Talk" to his adolescent son. The son stops him immediately, pointing out that since he has internet access, there's no point.
I commend Ebay for this. To raise money to defend a man who murdered someone in cold blood is despicable and I want to know who hear defends this.
The same people here would be in an UPROAR if Ebay held an auction to raise money for, let’s say, MUMIA. It’s the same thing. Oh, the screaming that would be going on here.
But eBay would not care in that case.
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